In a true spirit of community and celebration, Hon. Isaac Ashai Odamtten, the esteemed Member of Parliament for Tema East Constituency, extended his generous hand by donating food items and essential groceries to the Traditional Council. The gesture is a heartfelt contribution to the annual Homowo festival, a cherished occasion celebrated by the GaDangme people.
Homowo is not just a festival; it’s a profound cultural tradition that brings the community together in joyous harmony. Rooted in the history and resilience of the GaDangme people, Homowo serves as a reminder of their triumph over hardship and a commemoration of those who paved the way during challenging times. It’s a moment when unity, merriment, and gratitude intertwine.
At the heart of the Homowo celebration is the unique dish known as Kpokpoi. Made primarily from corn Doug and Palm oil , Kpokpoi is lovingly prepared with ingredients like onion, pepper, palm oil and corn Doug . This dish not only symbolizes sustenance but also embodies the essence of the festival, hooting at hunger while honoring the past.
Hon. Ashai Odamtten’s thoughtful donation is a testament to his commitment to the community’s well-being and the preservation of their cultural heritage. The food items and groceries provided will be distributed to various clan houses, including Yoryi Tsonshi, KorkluTse We, Odaitse We, Kortsu We, Nii Papaa Tse we, Agbo We, Adjei Tse we, Kakaban We, KofiTse we, Amorkor Tse We, Adjetey Din We, Abe Kwei We, Botor We, Kpowuluno, Sanka Akwetey We, Korle Tse We, Basa we, Amui Tse We, Lartey Tse We, Bussah We, Adjakro We, AboitseWe, and Obour We.
Hon. Isaac Ashai Odamtten’s contribution not only enriches the Homowo celebration but also strengthens the ties that bind the community together. Through his generosity, he honors the essence of the festival while affirming his commitment to the cultural heritage and well-being of the GaDangme people.
As we come together to celebrate Homowo, let us remember the words of Maya Angelou: “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter their color.” With Hon. Ashai Odamtten’s support, the tapestry of the GaDangme culture is woven even stronger.
With Unity and Appreciation,
Office of Hon. Isaac Ashai Odamtten Member of Parliament Tema East Constituency